Spotlight: Nick Rosen

Spotlight: Nick Rosen

4 Episodes

Nick Rosen is a jazz musician and music producer/engineer.
You will find curated pieces featuring Nick's work along with a tutorial on bass and cello.
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A self-described L.A. gutter punk in his youth, Rosen discovered jazz as a teenager and began devoting his every waking moment to the bass. Before even graduating high school, he was making national headlines for helping resurrect the career of jazz legend Henry Grimes, who’d been thought dead for decades, and generating serious waves around Los Angeles for his performances with luminaries like Bennie Maupin, Arthur Blythe, and Nels Cline. After college, Rosen dove into the world of film and television, recording with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino on scores for everything from Super 8 and Star Trek to Fringe and LOST in addition to serving as music director for massive live broadcasts like NBC’s Fourth of July and Christmas in Rockefeller Center specials. On top of his soundtrack work, Rosen served as music director at L.A. hotspots Bardot and The Sayers Club, where he found himself performing live with Prince,, Jamie Foxx, Perry Farrell, Bruno Mars, Macy Gray, Common, and countless other celebrities. Adding a slew of other instruments to his repertoire along the way, Rosen also managed to become a prolific session musician and producer/engineer, boasting a resume that includes the likes of Phantogram and Tinashe among others.

“I’m not afraid to talk about depression or anxiety or getting caught up in the materialistic trappings of the world,” says Rosen, a devout practicer Buddhism. “Enlightenment isn’t about the absence of darkness, it’s about learning to be okay with the mixture of light and dark that’s inside all of us.”
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Spotlight: Nick Rosen
  • TUTORIAL: Bass & Cello

    Episode 1

    Nick Rosen shows us a few exercises on bass and cello along with some tips on these larger string instruments.

  • Q & A: Nick Rosen

    Episode 2

  • OLD HANDS NEW FACE (Live Performance) | Sloane

    Episode 3

    Live performance of SLOANE'S debut single "Old Hands New Face"
    written and produced by SLOANE

    strings conducted and arranged by Mark Rodriguez

    video shot and directed by Myrrh Raguro

  • Dazed & Gucci present GucciGig: Mykki Blanco, Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó

    Episode 4

    Dazed & Gucci present GucciGig, a new collaboration exploring the power of performance. Dazed & Gucci brought rapper, singer and performer Mykki Blanco together with director-duo Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó to reimagine the track “Lucky” live in London.

    “Lucky (Live in London)” is available now on...